Monthly Archives: July 2018

A Sixten Ivarsson Pipe

If you have never heard of Sixten Ivarsson (1910-2001), then you don’t know anything about pipes. Sixten Ivarsson’s pipes are considered The Holy Grail of pipes.

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I thought, I thought…

Many people, when coming across an idea or a subject, mentally race ahead to conclude whatever picture they have in their minds. Example: I said “I heard durian prices…” and before I could finish, the person to whom I was … Continue reading

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What Happened to your Apostrophe?

Bad English speakers proliferate my world. I hear more and more people dropping the apostrophe when referring to someone or something related or belonging to a person. I hear people saying “Daniel mother” instead of “Daniel’s mother” and “Daniel pipes” … Continue reading

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Another Pipe by Lee von Erck

Always a pleasure to own a pipe by Lee von Erck; here’s another masterpiece:  

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2,000-year-old Morta Pipes by Rattrays

Charles Rattray opened his pipe and tobacco store in Perth, Scotland in 1903. The company is now owned by Kohlhase & Kopp of Germany. Rattrays pipes are made in England, France and Italy. These two pipes pictured above, made from 2,000-year old … Continue reading

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A New Ropp

Ropp Pipes was started way back by Eugène-Léon Ropp (1830 – 1907) to make cherrywood pipes in 1869. Then probably in 1917 a workshop was acquired by the company in Saint-Claude in the Rue du Plan du Moulin 8 to … Continue reading

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